Saturday, May 8, 2010

The more I use windows 7, the more I hate it.

So I had a huge nightmare trying to find XP drivers for some laptop, so I put 7 on it hoping it detects everything. It did, which is great.

But the more I use that OS, the more I hate it.

- The UI is way too flashy, and "in your face". It's like trying to use a computer while being on an acid trip

- The Icons and other UI items are too big. The whole point of having a bigger screen resolution is to have more items on one screen, not make the items bigger! Thankfully you can somewhat shrink the icons, and they end up about the same size as XP. This is an issue I see in Linux too though, icons are too big, so you can fit less on one screen.

- Installed programs don't seem to be easy to access afterwards. This is more because of the crappy start menu and it's lack of actual shortcuts to programs, but they could at least put icons on the desktop when an app is installed.

- UAC. Need I say more? Thankfully that crap can be turned off


More stuff, but they more or less reflect on the points above. In general, everything is just much harder to find and do. They added more steps to everything. There is more things to fix upon a new install. I still need to figure out if there's a way to get the classic start menu and theme back, but I don't think there is.

MS really is heading in a bad direction. Windows 2000 is what they should have sticked with, and just made it better. XP is ok, just because lot of it's crap can be turned off which I do as soon as it's installed. 7 has lot more crap to turn off, and some that can't be turned off.

My next OS will most likely be a flavor of Linux...

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